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Posted On: 28 May 2023 08:13 pm
Updated On: 28 May 2023 08:24 pm

Expo 2023 Doha welcomes participation of Gulf Cooperation Council in the region’s first and biggest horticultural event

Fareeha Imtiaz
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On Sunday, 28 May 2023, representatives of Expo 2023 Doha and of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) gathered at Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality to seal the participation of the Gulf’s key organisation in Expo 2023 Doha will be held from 2 October 2023 to 28 March 2024.

Expo 2023 Doha leadership, including H.E. Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Chairman of Expo 2023 Doha’s National Committee and Minister of Municipality, H.E. Bader Omar Ismail Al Dafa, the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Climate Change and Sustainability and the Expo 2023 Doha Commissioner General, as well as Expo 2023 Doha Secretary General, Mr Mohammed Al Khoury, welcomed the GCC Secretary General His Excellency Jasem Mohamed AlBudaiwi.

Embodying the regional commitment to building a more sustainable future, GCC will have its own presence at the Expo 2023 Doha with a dedicated pavilion that will showcase the latest initiatives to fight climate change and combat desertification, increase vegetation and boost food security. Moreover, the pavilion will offer space to small and medium enterprises from the region with the aim of fostering sustainable ecosystems across the GCC.

“The participation of the GCC member states in Expo 2023 Doha demonstrates our shared commitment to support sustainable innovation and further strengthen cultural and economic ties between the Gulf states. By highlighting our common achievements, projects and solutions, we send a strong message to the world emphasising the vitality of the Arab Gulf region, its huge potential and its well-deserved important position on the global stage”, said H.E. Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality, addressing the audience at the signing ceremony.

Serving as a platform to deepen international collaboration and foster new partnerships, Expo 2023 Doha will also be a major tourist attraction for visitors from the Gulf and wider Arab region, who represented 45% of registered international arrivals to Qatar in 2022. Expo 2023 Doha will further boost regional tourism and contribute to building a green-minded community across Gulf countries.

Themed “Green Desert, Better Environment,” Expo 2023 Doha will bring together nations, organisations, and individuals from across the globe to explore new environmental and horticultural solutions. With cutting-edge technological displays, interactive exhibits, thought-provoking forums, and vibrant cultural showcases, the Expo 2023 Doha promises an immersive experience that will engage visitors and spark transformative conversations.

Source & cover image credit: Press Release